Arrowroot is a superfood native to West Indies and central and South America.

 

Arrowroot has been used for over 7000 years and is a member of the Marantaceae family of plants. However, arrowroot is not technically a plant, but a nutrient-rich starch which is extracted from the roots of a number of perennial rhizomes.

 

 

Health Benefits 

 

  • A great healthy alternative to corn-starch (typically genetically modified) as it can be used as a food thickener and binder. (1)

 

 

  • Contains no gluten which makes it easier for people to digest including those who have not been diagnosed as celiac. (2)

 

 

  • Can be used for its antibacterial properties where it can be used as an effective, non-toxic antiperspirant.(3)

 

 

  • Has several B-vitamins, including thiamine, niacin and pyridoxine which combine wonderfully to metabolise carbohydrates, fats and proteins in the body. (4)

 

 

  • Has been proven to provide the highest amount of proteincompared to other native starches and flours. (5)

 

 

  • Includes minerals such as copper and iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus which work together to increase the rate at which oxygen is delivered to cells in the body as well control blood flow. (6)

 

 

Arrowroot Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 65
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 26 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 13 g 4%
Dietary Fibre 1.3 g 5%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 3%
Calcium 0% Iron 12%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

 

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